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Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Will Ghani’s plan for peace in Afghanistan work?

“What has been done so far is good enough, but what matters now is to address the underlying challenges the process faces ahead," Javid Ahmad says. "This includes the continuing concerns regarding the lack of a meaningful intra-Taliban consensus to negotiate peace, one likely to upset the upcoming process should the Taliban make unreasonable demands to please their hardliners."

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Conflict

Sat, Jun 13, 2020

Book review of Nawaz’s “The Battle for Pakistan” in the Daily Times: a study on two important nations in tumultuous times

In the News by Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Pakistan

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Book review of Nawaz’s “The Battle for Pakistan” in the Al Bilad English Daily

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Shuja Nawaz, a native of Pakistan, is currently a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Most recently, he was the Center’s first director.

He is a political and strategic analyst. Mr. Nawaz writes for leading newspapers and websites and speaks on current topics before civic groups, at think tanks, and on radio and television worldwide. He has worked with RAND, the United States Institute of Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and other leading think tanks on projects dealing with Pakistan and the Middle East. He has also advised or briefed senior government and military officials and parliamentarians in the United States, Europe, and Pakistan.

Mr. Nawaz was educated at Gordon College, Rawalpindi, where he obtained a BA in economics and English literature and the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York. He was a newscaster and news and current affairs producer for Pakistan Television from 1967 to 1972 and covered the western front of the 1971 war between Pakistan and India. He has worked for the New York Times, the World Health Organization, and has headed three separate divisions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was also a director at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna from 1999 to 2001, while on leave from the IMF. Mr. Nawaz was the managing editor and then Editor of Finance & Development, the multilingual quarterly of the IMF and the World Bank. He served on the editorial advisory board of the World Bank Research Observer.

Most recently, Mr. Nawaz authored The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood. He is the author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford University Press 2008). He is also the principal author of FATA: A Most Dangerous Place (CSIS, Washington DC January 2009), Pakistan in the Danger Zone: A Tenuous US-Pakistan Relationship (Atlantic Council 2010), Learning by Doing: The Pakistan Army’s Experience with Counterinsurgency (Atlantic Council 2011), and India-Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict (Atlantic Council 2014).